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Judge denies effort to move Freddie Gray trials out of Baltimore based on Sun coverage

A Baltimore judge has denied an attempt by defense attorneys to move the trials of six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and Freddie Gray out of the city based on coverage of the case in the Baltimore Sun.

In an order dated Oct.

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Poll finds city-state divide when it comes to police perception and experience

City residents are more likely to say they or a relative have been treated unfairly by police than people living elsewhere in Maryland, according to a new poll by the University of Baltimore. They also have less positive views of the effectiveness and racial impartiality of police.

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Man fatally shot near Clifton Park Monday night

A man was shot and killed Monday night in northeast Baltimore, police said.

Around 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the rear of the 2700 block of Tivoly Avenue in Clifton Park for report of a shooting.

James Anderson, 23, of the 1500 block of Kenhill Avenue, was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, police said. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died.

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Edgewater man charged with DUI after crash with Maryland State Police trooper

An Edgewater man was charged with driving under the influence Sunday night following a crash with a Maryland State Police trooper near the Bay Bridge. 

Several citizens called police at about 7 p.m.

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Stray bullets again strike bystanders in city

The shooting of a 9-year-old girl outside her home in Waverly on Sunday afternoon was just the latest in recent weeks in which an innocent bystander was caught by stray gunfire, prompting exasperated residents and city officials to ask whether people have become numb to the violence.

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Supreme Court reinstates 1995 murder conviction of Baltimore cop

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated Monday the life sentence of a former Baltimore police sergeant for killing his young mistress nearly two decades ago, after Maryland's highest court overturned his first-degree murder conviction last year.

James Kulbicki was convicted in the 1993 execution-style murder of Gina Nueslein, a 22-year-old Royal Farms clerk.

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